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    Do you live in a country with mandatory internet censorship?

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    I am talking about countries that do active filtering on internet access.

    Check out:
    http://www.isu.net.sa/saudi-internet...ing-policy.htm
    http://www.efa.org.au/Issues/Censor/cens3.html

    Pursuant to the Council of Ministersí decree concerning the regulation of use of the Internet in Saudi Arabia, all sites that contain content in violation of Islamic tradition or national regulations shall be blocked.

    A security committee chaired by the Ministry of Interior was formulated. One of the tasks assigned to this committee is the selection of sites to be blocked and the oversight of this process. However, due to the wide-spread and diverse nature of pornographic sites, KACST was commissioned to directly block these types of sites.

    Other non-pornographic sites are only blocked based upon direct requests from the security bodies within the government. KACST has no authority in the selection of such sites and itís role is limited to carrying out the directions of these security bodies.
    Last edited by Ariel_001; 11-29-2004 at 03:26 AM.

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    no... but... are there countries that censor the internet???? damnn...
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    Yeah, check China. And that covers how many ppl possibly?

    How would you know you been cencored is another matter,
    but to deny access to Internet, or close the borders is Lame I say.

    What if all the Chinese Familys had an PC and could access "everything"?
    Would that change the ppl how they see their leaders etc?

    I dont feel like i've been cencored that much. Imin norway atm.
    But, you know that Google has national web pages and can be filtering stuff,
    dependong on the country? I read about that somewhere, cant remember where thought, probably at +fravia's site.

    And the web is full of sites that teaches you how to go around the filtering anyways. If you use internet more than normally, you most likely end up
    on those sites sooner or later, or finds links to them.
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    No.

    In Norway as well.

    Interesting part about google's national web pages.

    Why, and what would they filter though?

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    I think most countries have "some" maditory censorship. The question is what level does one count.
    For example The UK will (or at least used to) prosecute under the obscenity laws anyone publishing certain porn, one case i remember someone was convicted even though it wasn't hosted in the UK, becuase he uploaded from the UK. If this is still the case can be cleared up if anyone has more upto date knowledge.
    this is not to say it's illegal to view such material

    Child porn is also censored. Most western countries will convict anyone viewing this. (this i agree with). It's one thing for consenting adults to work in the industry or view porn, another when it comes to underage and non consentual.
    Last edited by vidcc; 11-28-2004 at 05:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barky
    Interesting part about google's national web pages.

    Why, and what would they filter though?
    to give one choice to not view certain things

    Edit: or did you mean what china filters and not talking about the google filter?
    Last edited by vidcc; 11-28-2004 at 07:50 PM.

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    I am talking about countries that do active filtering on internet access.

    Check out:
    http://www.isu.net.sa/saudi-internet...ing-policy.htm
    http://www.efa.org.au/Issues/Censor/cens3.html

    Pursuant to the Council of Ministersí decree concerning the regulation of use of the Internet in Saudi Arabia, all sites that contain content in violation of Islamic tradition or national regulations shall be blocked.

    A security committee chaired by the Ministry of Interior was formulated. One of the tasks assigned to this committee is the selection of sites to be blocked and the oversight of this process. However, due to the wide-spread and diverse nature of pornographic sites, KACST was commissioned to directly block these types of sites.

    Other non-pornographic sites are only blocked based upon direct requests from the security bodies within the government. KACST has no authority in the selection of such sites and itís role is limited to carrying out the directions of these security bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    to give one choice to not view certain things

    Edit: or did you mean what china filters and not talking about the google filter?
    I meant the google filter.

    Child pornography and the like obviously gets filtered out from most countries.

    However I was for the most part refering to what google's national pages could be filtering, and what might be the difference between google's national pages in western countries.

    I take it google doesn't operate in China?

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